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autism test are not specifically available at this time to diagnose Autism biologically.  Researchers and doctors got together at the first DAN! (Defeat Autism Now) Conference to begin writing a manual called the DAN! Protocol.  It lists biological tests that may be helpful to autistic people.  It is available from the Autism Research Institute (ARI) http://www.autism.com/ari/main  For now, few doctors and other "experts" have knowledge of the DAN! Protocol and instead evaluate autism using psychological testing, parent interview and observation of the child as well as the parent(s) with the child.

Here are a few of the tests that can be performed:

  • Organic Acids Testing (OAT)

  • Single Proton Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT):
  • TEACCH, Division in North Carolina
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory
  • Personal-Social, Adaptive, Gross & Fine Motor, Communication,
  • Cognitive skills are evaluated.
  • Rossetti Infant-Toddler Language Scale
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic (ADOS-G)
  • Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) or knowledge of autism scale
  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale - Interview Edition: assesses performance of day-to-day activities necessary to get along with others and take care of themselves with subcategories of communication, daily living skills, socialization and motor skills.
  • Sensory Profile
  • MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory (MCDI)
  • Psychoeducational Profile - Revised (PEP-R)
  • Neurodevelopmental Evaluations
  • Physical Examination
  • CHAT test: http://www.php.iupui.edu/rallen/chat

 


 
 
 
 
 
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